March Events presented by California Lutheran University

Lunchtime Organ Recital Series
Joseph Peeples
Friday, March 1, 12:30–1 p.m.
Samuelson Chapel

University organist Joseph Peeples will showcase the 2,109-pipe Borg Petersen Memorial Organ in 30-minute recitals on the first Friday of each month. Works performed will be of a varied character and suited to all. Audience members are welcome to bring a lunch and quietly enjoy the recital.

Admission is free. For information, call Campus Ministry at 805-493-3228 or visit

Cal Lutheran 48-Hour Film Jam
Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3
William Rolland Art Center

The Cal Lutheran 48-Hour Film Jam Spring 2019 is a campuswide competition in which teams of directors, writers, actors, editors and cinematographers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue. The teams have 48 hours to create a short movie containing those elements. The competition runs from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free. Sponsored by the Multimedia Department and the Digital Cinema Guild. For information, contact Alejandro Guzman at

Faculty Recital
Eric Kinsley
“Rare and Forgotten Chamber Music”
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm.
Samuelson Chapel

The ensemble recital under the direction of keyboardist Eric Kinsley has unearthed repertoire in several archives worthy of rediscovery. In this concert, musicians present Kinsley’s new edition for a quartet by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and chamber music at the time of Friedrich dem Grosen (Frederick the Great). The commonality of the selected sonatas by respected composers such as CPE Bach, Joseph Haydn and Luigi Boccherini is the obligato keyboard realizations.

Donations accepted. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit

SAKURA Cello Quintet
Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Samuelson Chapel

Experience a rich and colorful sound world like no other. A cello quintet hailed as “brilliant” and “superb” in the Los Angeles Times, SAKURA presents an eclectic program of music spanning eight centuries in dazzling arrangements, opening new vistas of expression by showcasing the warmth and scope offered by the sound of five cellos. Repertoire includes arranged works ranging from the vulgar to the sublime: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Debussy’s “Clair de lune,” Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes,” Corea’s “Spain,” and others.

Yoshika Masuda, a Cal Lutheran assistant professor of music and director of string studies, is a co-founding member of SAKURA.

Donations accepted. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit

Franzen Organ Recital Series
Richard Elliott
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Samuelson Chapel

Richard Elliott, principal organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, will perform the spring concert of the Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Recital Series. Elliott participates in the daily recital series on the tabernacle’s 206-rank Æolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square on the choir’s weekly radio and TV broadcast “Music and the Spoken Word.” As accompanist for the Tabernacle Choir, Elliott has performed as a recitalist in many of the world’s great halls and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. For several years, he was assistant organist at the John Wanamaker Department Store (now Macy’s) in Philadelphia, home to the world’s largest functioning pipe organ.

Admission is free. For information, call Campus Ministry at 805-493-3228 or visit

Reel Justice Film Series
Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.
Lundring Events Center

“Chavela” is a captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. There will be a Q&A panel following the film.

Admission is free. Sponsored by the Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice, the Women and Gender Studies program, and the Department of Languages and Cultures. For information, contact the CEJ at 805-493-3694 or

International Film Festival
“Das Experiment”

Thursday, March 14, 8 p.m.
Richter Hall

This 2001 German thriller is based on the novel “Black Box” by Mario Giordano and deals with a social experiment resembling the Stanford prison experiment of 1971. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Moritz Bleibtreu, the film won several German Film awards including for Best Film and Best Leading Actor.

Admission is free. Shown in German with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with David Nelson of the History Department. Free street parking after 7 p.m. For information, contact Walter Stewart at 805-493-3436 or

Faculty Recital
Uziel Colón
Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Samuelson Chapel

Pianist, composer and producer Uziel Colón, known artistically as UzC, presents music from his new album, “Intersections.” The recital also features original jazz arrangements of famous ’80s songs, culminating in fresh, original Latin jazz sprinkled with classical and pop music. Colón, the director of the Cal Lutheran Jazz Collective, will be accompanied by some of the best musicians in the L.A. area.

Donations accepted. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit

Bring Your Own Brain (BYOB)
A Day to Hack Solutions for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences 101

BYOB is an event seeking solutions to challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum. Following a discussion by panelists who are on the spectrum, participants break into teams to design solutions, or hacks, to address challenges. The day concludes with voting on the most innovative or creative hack. Prizes of $50 per person will be awarded to the winning team.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and the Autism Communication Center. For information, email Melissa Spence at To register, visit

Hats and High Tea
Sunday, March 17, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Gilbert Arena

The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association’s eighth annual Hats and High Tea will raise money for student scholarships and educational grants.

Guests will enjoy tea with sandwiches, fruit and desserts. The afternoon will begin with a champagne reception and will feature music, a silent auction and a raffle.

Attendees are encouraged to cap off their tea party attire with a hat. Table sponsors and party hosts will decorate each table in a festive theme. Awards will be presented in categories including most creative table setting and wildest and most elegant hats.

CLA was founded in 1963 to stimulate community interest in Cal Lutheran’s academic, athletic and cultural programs. Members organize fundraising and social events throughout the year to support academic departments and student scholarships. The organization has provided nearly $2 million through the years.

Faculty grants support academic and cultural programs, many of which involve students and benefit the community. Scholarship winners are selected for their community service, leadership potential and academic achievement.

Tickets are $55 for adults and $25 for children. Sponsorships are available. For reservations or more information, visit or contact the University Relations Division at 805-493-3151 or

TRAC 2019: The Representational Art Conference
Sunday, March 31 – Thursday, April 4
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

TRAC: The Representational Art Conference is the premier international event focused on cutting-edge representational art in the 21st century – where imagination matters and the mind meets the hand. TRAC provides a platform for understanding the unique possibilities of representational art and perhaps some illumination about future directions. This year, we are especially interested in the relationship between imagination and 21st-century representational art.

Speakers include Cheech Marin, the comedian and founder of the Riverside Museum of Chicano Art; Tim Jenison, the obsessive genius depicted in the Penn and Teller film “Tim’s Vermeer”; Corinna Wagner, the author of “Pathological Bodies and Art and Soul”; and Roger Dean, the prolific creator of album covers for the rock band Yes.

Demonstrations of sculpture, painting and drawing will be presented by Julie Bell, Brian Booth Craig, Virgil Elliott, Teresa Oaxaca, Alicia Ponzio, Scott Prior, Alexey Steele, Boris Vallejo, Pamela Wilson and others. Visits to area galleries include discussion with exhibiting artists.

For registration costs, student discounts and the full schedule, visit